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Dear Children and Parents/Carers,


I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as the new Headteacher for St Mary’s Catholic Primary School. Having been a member of the community of Newcastle for most of my life and having been educated at both primary and secondary schools within our MAC I already feel a deep sense of belonging here.


I have always held a strong belief in the power of education to change children’s lives and the right of every child to receive an excellent education. As your new headteacher, I am committed to developing opportunities for our children to achieve the highest academic standards, ensuring that they are known well as individuals and that their unique personality, talents and interests are nurtured and developed to the full. I am passionate about teaching and have high expectations, not only of myself but of all members of our school community. I hope you will support our high expectations in all areas, especially in attendance and behaviour which naturally impacts greatly on achievement.


It is my aim to build on the secure foundations and current achievements of St Mary’s by ensuring that our school is forward thinking and ambitious within a supportive and safe environment. I fully appreciate how important each year of a child’s school life is towards preparing them for life. It is the aim of the whole school team to help each child become a successful learner and a well-rounded individual who is fully prepared and confident to make the next steps in their learning journey.


I will make every effort to be at the school gate at the beginning of each day so please do introduce yourselves to me. If you have any ideas or suggestions about how to further develop the learning environment for our children or if you have any concerns around supporting your child’s learning and school life then please do not hesitate to email or phone the school office and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.


I would like to thank you personally for your continued commitment and support towards the staff and pupils of this school.


Yours Sincerely,


Mrs D Mellor
Headteacher

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